Picador USA, 1998 - 244 páginas
Chana Landau reluctantly accepts a teaching position at Manhattan's Harvey Milk High School to help finance her upcoming wedding. When she begins her job, Chana leaves the protection of her familiar, safe world - a traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn - for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant. Flamboyant is a fifteen-year-old prostitute and an accomplished writer, who charms Chana by telling her that she is half-Jewish and that her given name is Sarah. But when appearances prove to be deceptive, the inexperienced teacher must confront a profound crisis in her faith in God and the principles of her religion.

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Playwright/novelist Swados (The Myth Man, 1994, etc.) sends an Orthodox Jewish woman to teach English in a school for gay teenagers. Chana Landau appears ill-equipped to deal with the teen prostitutes ... Leer comentario completo


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Noted playwright Swados's first novel, The Myth Man (LJ 10/1/94), examined the claustrophobic existence of a closed society spinning out of control. In Flamboyant, the author takes her protagonist ... Leer comentario completo

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